The Story of Hope United Methodist begins long ago. The Church dates back to the original Bedford Methodist Episcopal Church in 1830 - started by the Rev. John Crawford, a Circuit Rider. In 2013 Hope United Methodist came to be as a merger of Bedford First United Methodist, Hathaway United Methodist and Maple Heights United Methodist congregations.
The Mission of Hope United Methodist is to be a Community of Faith Meeting People at the Crossroads of Life to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.